Obama economic speech today at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo.
He says he reads 10 letters from concerned Americans every night
"France says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by Islamic extremists ruling the region to either convert to Islam, pay a religious tax, or face death.That this report has surfaced in a media outlet officially sponsored by the United States government is ironic. Our country under the Obama administration has developed a tendency to turn our backs on the plight of Christians in the Middle East. As Breitbart reported, Iraqi Christians in the United States rallied at the White House this past Saturday chanting, “Obama, Obama, where are you? Iraqi Christians call for you!” The call appears to have fallen on deaf ears.
France’s foreign and interior ministers said in a joint statement in Paris on July 28 that “we are ready, if they wish, to facilitate their asylum on our soil.”
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a government official said the area near the zone had been mined by pro-Russian separatists who control it.
Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe set out Wednesday in two vehicles — without frustrated crash investigators from the Netherlands who have been trying to reach the site for four days.
But the OSCE observers turned back to the city of Donetsk after discussions with rebels.
Safety concerns and hindrance from the separatists who control the area have kept the investigation team away. Foreign governments whose citizens died have complained the site is not secured and some human remains have not been recovered.
Government security spokesman Andriy Lysenko added to those concerns Wednesday by saying separatists "have mined the approaches to this area. This makes the work of the international experts impossible."
EUROPE’S tallest teenager Robert Bobroczky has attracted the attention of the NBA, according to reports out of his homeland.
The Romanian sensation stands a towering 7ft 4in. And he has been growing at a rate of 10cm a year.
At just 13 years old, he is already taller than the tallest player in the NBA right now, the 2.21m Tanzanian Hasheem Thabeet of Oklahoma City Thunder.
Where does he get his height from? His father Zigmond Bobroczky is a 7' 1'' giant and former basketballer himself.
Bobroczky recently joined Italian team Stella Azzurra Rome, the same team that produced big man Andrea Bargnani, the No. 1 pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.
As fighting continues to rage in Gaza amid calls for a cease-fire, about twice as many Americans say Hamas (40%) as Israel (19%) is responsible for the current violence.
Just a quarter (25%) believe that Israel has gone too far in responding to the conflict; far more think Israel’s response has been about right (35%) or that it has not gone far enough (15%).Republicans Say Hamas Is Responsible for Violence; Democrats Are Divided
The new national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted July 24-27 among 1,005 adults, finds substantial partisan divisions over which side is most responsible for the violence and Israel’s response to the conflict.
A majority of Republicans (60%) say Hamas is most responsible for the current violence. Democrats are divided: 29% say Hamas is more responsible, 26% Israel, while 18% volunteer that both sides are responsible
With just under 100 days to go until the gubernatorial election, an overwhelming majority of voters have made up their minds and favor Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott over Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis by double digits, according to a poll released this weekend.
The survey, done by polling firm YouGov in collaboration with CBS and The New York Times, shows 34 percent supporting Davis and 3 percent leaning toward voting for her, while the same numbers split 50-4 for Abbott. Perhaps the worst news from the poll for the Davis campaign is that only 2 percent aren’t sure for whom they’re going to vote, leaving a very small slice of a red-state electorate to vie for over the next three months.